The Mallacoota main hall was abuzz with excitement this week when the Mallacoota gymnastics program restarted after more than a year’s break due to bushfires and COVID. Fifty excited children aged between two and ten relished their first day back on Monday, with parents also thrilled to see this community program resume.
Reclink Australia and Gymnastics Victoria partnered with the Mallacoota Gymnastics Club, and several coaches spent a busy weekend with two Gymnastics Victoria coach trainers who travelled from Melbourne to deliver a hands-on learning workshop.
Reclink staff Cassandra and Callista had a steep learning curve to become intermediate coaches, and are now qualified and ready to assist the club to run the weekly program safely, with an emphasis on fun and fitness.
Each week the Mallacoota coaches transform the hall into a pop-up style gymnastics hall, complete with an inflatable air mat, high beam, uneven bars and lots of fun activities to help the children learn fundamental movement skills.
The children were excited to try out some new equipment, including some new springboards donated by Gymnastics Victoria –which really put a spring in the kids’ jumps!
“The children’s faces say it all – it’s a fantastic outcome for Mallacoota to have our beloved gymnastics program back up and running after the bushfires and COVID lockdowns,” says Cassandra McNamara, Reclink senior sports coordinator.
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